Les Scholly

August 14, 2019

Dude, where’s your Will?

If you have a lawyer, accountant and financial planner, you will have been reminded about the importance of having a written will.  An equally important question is how you notify your executor where your original will is located. If you […]
March 13, 2019

Extra-Provincial Registering Your Company

I recently re-watched the movie Smokey and the Bandit.  The first time I saw it, I was impressed with the chase scenes and of course the Trans Am.  What impressed me the 2nd time watching was the premise of the […]
August 16, 2018

Straight from the Heart: Organ Donation and Personal Directives

In light of recent events, there has been a noted increase in the amount of Albertans who are interested in having their  organs donated to benefit others. You likely seen (or have) the small heart symbol on your driver’s license […]
July 19, 2018

USA’s are unanimously a good idea

Last month my associate Hilary Pritchard wrote a great article that highlighted the function of unanimous shareholder’s agreements (USA’s) for businesses. I think it is helpful to examine some of the main scenarios where USAs can provide solutions which are […]
March 14, 2018

Where do you keep your safe?

My father used to be self-employed and owned a small wholesaling business in Calgary.  The warehouse was about 10,000 square feet and had boxes upon boxes of inventory.  One day before he was going away for a short vacation he […]
November 17, 2017

Defeat Procrastination: The Small Steps to Complete Your Estate Plan (Continued)

This is a continuation of my October column in the Medicine Hat News with my 6 steps to complete your estate plan.  If you would like to review the first 3 steps, please find them here. In my October column […]
October 19, 2017

Defeat Procrastination: The Small Steps to Complete Your Estate Plan

Is there anything easier to delay than creating your estate plan?  Your estate plan is even easier to put off than fixing your fence.  You do not wake up, look out the window and see your estate plan is flaking […]
March 16, 2017

Can You Sell a House Before Probate?

As a lawyer in Medicine Hat practicing in Estate Administration, this question comes up fairly regularly. There are a variety of reasons why an executor wants to sell a home promptly after the deceased’s passing. There may be an offer […]
November 16, 2016

Give the Dough before you Go

When I started writing this article, I was worried my parents might read this and think I cannot wait for them to kick the bucket and I am hoping for their money now.  Truth be told, I really hope they […]
February 22, 2016

Anatomy of Incorporation: Part 2

This is a continuation of my January column in the Medicine Hat News on the Anatomy of Incorporation. To review my last months’ article, click here. In my last article I discussed the Articles of Incorporation and the Bylaws as […]